Studio Eclectica

I used to have my own shop on Danks Street in Waterloo for about 3-4 years. After closing in 2012, I thought I was moving back to the US. Only to end up staying here...thank goodness! Even though I no longer sell furniture, I feel my name reflects what customers will find: an unexpected, eclectic, quirky, selection of things from around the world. 

Mainly the European continent and Mexico. Each item is personally selected by me to reflect my own discerning, quirky taste of often scarce, not often seen items. The range is mainly focused on  decorative items from the late 19th C and the early, mid and late 20th C. With significant acknowledgements to French and Italian decorative items and Austria's Secessionist/Jugenstijl period. You'll also find the occasional Australian artist.  I'm also in love with the unique, desirable metal work from the early and mid 20th C Mexican artisans of Los Castillo, known for their mixed metal home and decorative objects which were often inlaid with azurite, malachite, and other native stones, depicting birds and animals of Mexico.

There is a focus on items from French designers Christian Dior and French ceramicist Camille Tharaud. Late 20th C. items by Gucci, Line Vautrin, Loulou de Falaise, Bitossi, Loetz, Dino Martens, Seguso, and Anthony Redmile will sometimes show up. Customers never know what they will find as my searches and finds are constantly and evolving. I believe antiques and vintage items are, in a way, planet friendly. Nothing is being made to add to our already troubled environment.